swimmer's itch


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swim·mer's itch

(swĭm′ərz)
n.
An itching inflammation of the skin caused by parasitic larval forms of certain schistosomes that penetrate into the skin, occurring after bathing in infested fresh or salt water.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swimmer's itch - a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
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swimmer's itch

n (fam) dermatitis f por cercarias
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Swimmer's itch, an allergic reaction to minute parasites in fresh water.
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Like poison ivy or oak, swimmer's itch is a reaction of the skin to an irritant.